Sadr bloc calls for early elections in IraqRecall, a post hoc rationale for invading Iraq was to build a bright, shining democracy in Iraq - thereby introducing stability into the region.
Arab observers aim to see Syria's deadliest city
Suicide bomber kills 7 outside Iraq ministry
WMD? - didn't quite pan out.
"Bright, shining democracy"? - didn't quite pan out.
Stability in the region? - didn't quite pan out.
Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away: When my statistician & USMC bud was in Iraq (VERY loyal readers may recall that he participated in 'battle for Baghdad'), I asked what he'd guess for end-game. (We corresponded as regularly as possible during this time...)
His response: "Eventually we'll leave and all hell will break loose."... this prediction made in 2003 - eight (8) years ago!
On the bright side: we're out of Iraq... finally... minimally $800 BILLION later.
The less-than-bright-side: current Administration is blamed for our FAILURE in Iraq... not W and his cabal.
... and we leave the region with, well - let's see:
Iran stronger than ever.Good work, W!
Syria on the brink of civil war.